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Silas_Sancona
17 minutes ago, RyManUtah said:

Currently 101F. Seems we get a little break from the 110s and even 100s briefly as the week progresses. That will be used as an advantage to get out in the garden more.
 

Interesting things happening in the sky, albeit the only thing forecast is dry lightning. I love this time of year. It’s nice to see clouds and sky activity, as well as getting a break from the blistering sun. Hoping to get a few monsoonal swells this season. Last year we get skipped, but we will get what we get. :interesting: I’ve seen it “raining” in a few places today, but it has yet to reach the ground. Not sure the actual term, but we call it “ghost rain”. We will see. 
 

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You're getting the same stuff we've been dealing with the last couple days.. Looks like rain, but only spits, lol. No lightning anywhere with any of the sprinkles but yes, at least a break from the heat. We'll see what happens starting mid-week. Cleared the back patio gutter yesterday, just in case it actually rains this year, ha ha.

Yard looks like it is coming together nicely :greenthumb:

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Tyrone

23.6C here today. Very warm for mid winter at 35S

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Silas_Sancona

Currently hanging around 10-102F around Chandler atm and much more humid today, finally.. Starting to see buildups over mountains around the valley/state ( on Satellite ) and there are some suggestions we may see a few storms approach the Valley this afternoon/ evening.
Regardless,  After much delay, and teeth grinding/ disippointing hints, suggested uptick in Monsoonal activity looks to really ramp up starting today, peaking sometime between tomorrow and Saturday.  As mentioned, lots of clouds/overacst skies the last 3 days across most of the state, but mainly Virga ( Rain that evaporates before reaching the ground ) in most areas. Last night a small ( dry ) shower helped to move much moister air ( and some dust ) into the area from the south as it dissipated overhead. 

While nailing down the "best" day/days or day which could dump good amounts of rain across the area is next to impossible, Arizona Forecaster Mike Leuthold, one of Arizona's highly respected weather gurus, put out quite an optimistic discussion this morning, esp. for the Phoenix area. Link to today's discussion below..  Like his mention of  " Tropical Squall Lines " when talking about potential activity over Sonora further down in his discussion. He also shares a peek at how rainfall is looking over Mexico atm this year, something very important to keeping the moisture pipeline flowing up into AZ and the entire Southwest, inc. CA.. If N.W. Mexico is running significantly below average, higher probability we will also..  Regardless, his in-depth discussions are a good read this time of year for anyone here, and for any other weather geek..

http://arizonawrf.blogspot.com/2020/07/20200722.html 

Also been keeping a close eye on the GFS runs from T-Tidbits over the past several days and ..while the usual back and forth wavering on a finer scale continues, it is looking like once this upswing in activity comes and goes, quite likely we will settle into our normal "wax and wane" monsoon season pattern, ie: a few down days w/ out much rain, broken up with active days when storm activity is more widespread vs. getting dumped on then start down another long and hot dry trend/pattern.. Seeing more easterly wave over the Caribbean/ Atlantic also which could shuttle more moisture our way.
Current 12Z run has suggested rainfall totals of 1.0"-2.0" for most of the Valley, more down toward Tucson. Yesterday's bullish 18Z run had suggested rainfall totals exceeding 3" / 3"+ for the same areas. Hoping later runs today lean more in yesterday's 18Z direction ( we need it, lol ).. Regardless, at least for now, rainfall potential across most of the state is looking better overall as we round out the month/start Aug.. Unfortunately, looks like Yuma and areas right on /west of the AZ/CA border may miss out on a majority of potential rain, at least for now..

Earlier GFS runs suggesting rain might extend west toward more coastal/ Mojave Desert areas of southern California have backed off quite a bit, but honestly, the devil is in the details, especially if an uptick in Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico easterly waves crossing Mexico is strong enough to reach Northern Baja. East Pac. Tropical activity is a much bigger gamble right now. 

Keep those fingers crossed.

 

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GottmitAlex

July 26 2020

2:55pm PST

30C/86F

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sandgroper

6.15am 15c heading for a top of 23c.

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Tyrone

7am 16.6C heading for a top of 22C and around 10mm of rain after that. My stream is just starting to flow into my main lake now.

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cm05

7:33 PM....85°F (29°C) with a dew point of 77°F (25°C), the heat index is 95°F (35°C).

High was 92°F (33°C), low was 74°F (23°C), heat index peaked at 108°F (42°C), dew point peaked at 80°F (27°C).

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cm05

Currently 96°F here, my morning low was 80°F. Yesterday was 97°F. The palms are in overdrive.

Good chance of thunderstorms later, hit my palms with PalmGain last evening in preparation for it, I got bit up by mosquitos in the process.

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Silas_Sancona

Already sizzling this week, Obscenely brutal heat stepping up the Nuclear factor today.. Currently 114F w/a hot N.W. breeze, and 9% humidity, during the "Peak" of Monsoon Season at 5:30PM MST.  Crazy as it sounds, it was hotter across the area here, than in/around Yuma..

Will not drop below 110F -in Phoenix- until after 9 or 10PM.  Was 91F there this morning, tie-ing the most days ( 15 ) of lows at/above 90F ..They're supposed to stay at/above 90F until at least Monday or Tuesday morning, so that record is toast..


As anticipated, broke today's daily high, as did several other spots around AZ ( See Below.. ) The high of 118F in Phoenix is the hottest it has been since 7/7/2017.

Phoenix: 118F Old Record: 115F, 1934

Tucson: 110F Old Record: 109, 1986

Winslow: 105F Old Record: 103F, 2018

Prescott: 101F Old Record 99F, 1978

Flagstaff: 92F **Tie** Old Record: 92F, 1943


Some neighborhood station Screen shots from around town, taken at 4:30PM **All data from Weather Underground**

Chandler area.
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Glendale/West Valley.
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Gilbert/ Areas of Mesa, south of the 60.
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Mesa, parts of Scottsdale North of the 60.
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Central areas of the valley, directly north of Downtown Phoenix.
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Tucson, north of downtown
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Hottest **Neighborhood readings** i could find, Closer in around the Palm Desert and La Quinta area in the Coachella Valley/ Palm Springs area.. Ooff!!:blink: Palm Springs, at their Airport, was at 117F at the same time.
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Hotter, for all  areas tomorrow before the heat slowly backs off.. Bullhead City and Lake Havasu are forecast to hit ..or top.. 120F.  Will stay 110F+ until about Wednesday here. Today marks day 27 at/above 110F here. All-Time record is 33 days.. Might just tie -or break- it by next Thursday.. Will for sure if we have any more 110F/110F+ days thru the rest of August and/or in September.

Moisture outlook still looks bleak overall for the state but more disagreement showing up in the models over the last couple days.. GFS offers a glimmer of hope -after next Wednesday, perhaps sooner for the S.E. part of the state, maybe as far west as Tucson/ mountains nearby.. but, considering how things have gone so far this summer,  putting very little faith in any "good looking" model run until something looks good approx 48hrs out..  Just going to have to wait and see..

At least the sun is starting to set earlier, faster..  That's something positive, right? :hmm:

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RyManUtah
2 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

At least the sun is starting to set earlier, faster..  That's something positive, right? :hmm:

Was just discussing this earlier, it’s nice to not have to wait so late to harvest tomatoes in the shade. 
Hot everywhere. My high was 112F at home today, officially 111F, from wherever the temperature is recorded. Will be the same or warmer the next several days. I have had ~15 days over 110F myself this season.

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Silas_Sancona
4 minutes ago, RyManUtah said:

Was just discussing this earlier, it’s nice to not have to wait so late to harvest tomatoes in the shade. 
Hot everywhere. My high was 112F at home today, officially 111F, from wherever the temperature is recorded. Will be the same or warmer the next several days. I have had ~15 days over 110F myself this season.

 Imagine 15 days at/above 110F is a bit above normal for St. George?  Had a "rogue" Tomato pop up in a pot that sits in mostly shade about a month ago but fizzled out during the last sizzle fest..  Saw a quick twitter post from someone local suggesting a run at 120F here tomorrow is not completely off the table.. Makes sense since today Phoenix was only supposed to hit 116F.. Highs have been under-forecast since Monday. 

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RyManUtah
47 minutes ago, Silas_Sancona said:

Imagine 15 days at/above 110F is a bit above normal for St. George?  Had a "rogue" Tomato pop up in a pot that sits in mostly shade about a month ago but fizzled out during the last sizzle fest.. 

It is on the high side. It’s normal to stay above 100 for weeks. Over 109 is “excessive heat”.
My tomato bushes have fizzled our during the heat fast as well, although my two indeterminate tomatoes are going strong. They are extra thirsty, but they have afternoon shade. 


I’ve experienced 120+ in those lower Colorado river cities before.. not my favorite weather.  Our record is 118F, which is a fairly recent replacement to the previous record of 117F. 

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UK_Palms

I have recorded 100F in the shade in my garden today. The Met Office have confirmed 100F as well. Thankfully it is a dry heat with humidity around 20% and a breeze has kicked in now dropping the temperature down to mid 90’s F.
 

It looks like some parts of London May have got even hotter than 100F this afternoon. Possibly 102-103F around Walton and Richmond. I have really struggled to work in it today, even with the low humidity and an afternoon breeze. 
 

I don’t know how @Silas_Sancona can deal with 115F+ temperatures!

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Silas_Sancona

BElOW 110F at 4:45PM MST ..for once, in quite sometime..  No "clouds" anywhere, so why so "cool" today?

Woke up to this, and it has been rolling clockwise around the valley like muddy water all day both keeping temps down ( still hot ) and providing that red orange, " 2020 Apocalypse Now" kind of glow over everything. 
***fyi,  the "Street Island Washingtonia" out front are the only large groups of palms -in the entire area- which haven't been trimmed this year. More 2020 bingo card hits?, Non-soon 2020??, lol.
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Smoke is from the Apple Fire N.E. of Beaumont out by Riverside. Rolled our way sometime late last night and hasn't gone anywhere. Another batch may move in tonight.  Ironic that we didn't see any smoky skies from any of the huge fires we had just to the east of the Valley back in June..  Another great example of.. "Should've had that on the 2020 bat -- crazy bingo card this year"

A glance back at last month for Phoenix, from the Weather Service. ** For some reason, Firefox won't open the link when i test it ..so my apologies if it doesn't open for everyone else..** Not sure what i'm doing wrong:blink: Anyway,


August looks bone dry-  thru at least the 18th-  except in the S.E. corner of the state, and the XXX heat goes nowhere.. Might cool back to ....108F... by Wednesday, then back up to 111-114F by next weekend.. Hints of another run at/above 114-116F around the same time..  Ready for September, will at least be harder to reach the 110's.. and a lightning fast end to 2020..  Over it.

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kinzyjr

Some showers today from the outer bands of the tropical storm and relatively comfortable in the mid-80s with a breeze today.  Certainly preferable to the 100F+ temps posted above by @Silas_Sancona, @RyManUtah and @UK_Palms.

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GottmitAlex

10:40 PM PST  Aug/7/2020

20C 

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SailorBold
On 8/2/2020 at 5:17 PM, Silas_Sancona said:

BElOW 110F at 4:45PM MST ..for once, in quite sometime..  No "clouds" anywhere, so why so "cool" today?

Woke up to this, and it has been rolling clockwise around the valley like muddy water all day both keeping temps down ( still hot ) and providing that red orange, " 2020 Apocalypse Now" kind of glow over everything. 
***fyi,  the "Street Island Washingtonia" out front are the only large groups of palms -in the entire area- which haven't been trimmed this year. More 2020 bingo card hits?, Non-soon 2020??, lol.
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Smoke is from the Apple Fire N.E. of Beaumont out by Riverside. Rolled our way sometime late last night and hasn't gone anywhere. Another batch may move in tonight.  Ironic that we didn't see any smoky skies from any of the huge fires we had just to the east of the Valley back in June..  Another great example of.. "Should've had that on the 2020 bat -- crazy bingo card this year"

A glance back at last month for Phoenix, from the Weather Service. ** For some reason, Firefox won't open the link when i test it ..so my apologies if it doesn't open for everyone else..** Not sure what i'm doing wrong:blink: Anyway,


August looks bone dry-  thru at least the 18th-  except in the S.E. corner of the state, and the XXX heat goes nowhere.. Might cool back to ....108F... by Wednesday, then back up to 111-114F by next weekend.. Hints of another run at/above 114-116F around the same time..  Ready for September, will at least be harder to reach the 110's.. and a lightning fast end to 2020..  Over it.

lol...  my sister lives in Chandler... she sent me a pic of that sunrise..  I told her the sun is about to go SUPERNOVA lol... she laughed.  We havent been super hot here in ABQ.. the hottest I got was 105.. a weather station next street over with SARS(? im still reading up on) recorded 108 for the hottest day of the year.  Roughly 14 days of 100+ mostly 100-103f range.  We had a stint of some monsoons (wimpy) which cooled things off a bit.. but now we are in the 90s to mid to upper 90's... which is our normal summer weather. August may be drying out with that high pressure?  

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Silas_Sancona
1 minute ago, SailorBold said:

lol...  my sister lives in Chandler... she sent me a pic of that sunrise..  I told her the sun is about to go SUPERNOVA lol... she laughed.  We havent been super hot here in ABQ.. the hottest I got was 105.. a weather station next street over with SARS(? im still reading up on) recorded 108 for the hottest day of the year.  Roughly 14 days of 100+ mostly 100-103f range.  We had a stint of some monsoons (wimpy) which cooled things off a bit.. but now we are in the 90s to mid to upper 90's... which is our normal summer weather. August may be drying out with that high pressure?  

Yes, it may keep storm chances lower across New Mexico, while the same persistent, S.W'ly flow from Baja/So. CAl. we've had all summer/ last summer keeps even the slightest rain chances out of AZ ( inc. the rim/ Flagstaff ) for the foreseeable future.. 111F-113F again from Friday onward, until... maybe sometime after the 20th, lol.  As sad as things look, if we don't see much -of anything- before the end of next month, lets just say this winter is looking a lot drier than the last two years across the region right now..  

Speaking of the smoke the other day, took a few extra pics around sunset.. Wish i had a better camera atm to capture the last couple shots ( max zoom pics. are wayy too grainy w/ this camera ).. Has mostly cleared out atm.

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Welcome to Tatooine.. lol.

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SailorBold

Tatooine..lol..  or perhaps a retro 80s sunset??  Both.. definitely both.

For a second I thought the hurricane in Texas was going to boost the monsoon.. but that didn't pan out..  we had a southerly flow.. and now it did a complete 180. . Which makes me think that high is going to stay now..  

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UK_Palms

Maxed out at 101F here today after a very overcast afternoon. There was a break in the cloud for about an hour allowing temperatures to go from 93F up to 101F very quickly. Within 20 minutes of taking this picture, the temperature was back down to 95F again due to the cloud cover rolling back in.

If it wasn't for all those clouds today, the temperature would have been FAR higher. It prevented us from heating up to the extent that we would have. Closer to the south coast, I saw quite a few stations in the lows 100's F this afternoon, presumably because they had less cloud cover. I'm still waiting for the Met Office to confirm the highest temperature for today. 

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Some of the temperatures along the south COAST today were ridiculous! Usually the coast is quite a bit cooler, but I think they got more sunshine than we did inland here today. Especially a few miles inland from the coast where the temperatures really spiked...

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Chester B

We had an unusual rainfall yesterday, apparently 0.19" which has smashed our August averages!  Last week well into the mid to upper 90's and now with the cold push of air from the Ocean we are currently sitting at 74F at 1:40 pm.  All the native Portlanders have been loving the 80ish weather we're on track to get, most people around here don't like it hot.

For my heat loving palms you can literally see the growth with a week of very hot days and nights, now they'll probably take a break again for the next week.

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UK_Palms

I've just reached 100F in the shade again here today, for the third consecutive day. 3-4 miles northeast of me towards Guildford, they didn't get above 96-97F due to cloud cover.

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Yet again the south coast is getting pummelled by heat and sunshine. Those are the sort of temps you would expect to see on the coastline at lat 31N in August. Not at lat 51N. The inland temperatures were even higher in some places near the south coast, hovering around 100F. 

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Silas_Sancona

106F at 12 Noon MST  ..on the way to 111-113F later on.. Day # 35 of highs at/above 110, after surpassing the record ( 33 days ) on Saturday..  With -at least- 8-10 more days above 110 forecast.. Well, you get the picture.. Back to 113-115F Fri-Monday too.. :rage:   Nothin' but heat watches/warnings across ALL of Central/Southern AZ, except the far S.E corner of the state.. until Monday or Tuesday, -at the earliest..     

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Chester B
43 minutes ago, Silas_Sancona said:

106F at 12 Noon MST  ..on the way to 111-113F later on.. Day # 35 of highs at/above 110, after surpassing the record ( 33 days ) on Saturday..  With -at least- 8-10 more days above 110 forecast.. Well, you get the picture.. Back to 113-115F Fri-Monday too.. :rage:   Nothin' but heat watches/warnings across ALL of Central/Southern AZ, except the far S.E corner of the state.. until Monday or Tuesday, -at the earliest..     

So ridiculous, I can't even imagine.

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Silas_Sancona
2 hours ago, Chester B said:

So ridiculous, I can't even imagine.

The perpetual late June-like heat is one thing..   Outside of the .31" of rain we had a few weeks ago ( Phoenix itself only saw .10" from the same storm ) complete lack of rain, esp up in the mountains, is more of a concern.. Lots of -mostly small- fires/ renewed restrictions when it should be too wet/humid for any.  Still time to salvage some sort of Monsoon season, but the clock is ticking down quickly.. Winter ahead looks dry too..

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UK_Palms

Highs 90’s here already at noon. My two outdoor sensors are both reading 97F. 
 

Expecting 105F by 4pm under the clear skies. The heat has been relentless in recent days. 

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kinzyjr

79F with a hail storm.

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Silas_Sancona

Currently a dusty, humid, " Wafts of distant rain in the desert " kind of evening..  89F at 11:36PM MST.. Hot and staying that way..   but, some hints things might shift around a little..  

Had some surprise pop up storms around the central/southern section of the state earlier, though only some debris clouds and a minor dusty outflow reached this side of the valley shortly after sunset.. Extra moisture in the air atm is nice, even if it will keep overnights elevated ( another run of 89-92F lows possible tomorrow- next Monday/ Tuesday morning  )

More widely scattered storms forecast around the state tomorrow as some upper level moisture/ clouds from Hurricane Elida hea spreads north east across the state.. No rain currently forecast -at least here in/around Phoenix-  but a signal of what could be an active 2-3 week period for the E. Pac.  as a rather strong wet phase of the MJO approaches  from the central pacific, and sets up across Mexico. 

Models ( particularly the GFS ) have been quite consistent in suggesting the potential for several tropical systems forming off Mexico between now and the 25th-27th ( Influence of the same MJO phase starts spreading into the Gulf of Mexico/ Caribbean toward the end of that time period also ** Be Ready!! ** ) 

While most GFS model runs have taken all/ most potential systems that may form well out into the Pacific, there has been a lot of  run to run variance, and some interesting scenarios.. Case in point: A few days ago, one  GFS run had a rather strong Hurricane move north along the west coast of Baja, and come ashore as a minimal Tropical storm/ tropical soaker somewhere between Los Angeles and Santa Barbra - Total wish cast run because none have shown a similar scenario since.. That said, this is the time of year to start watching for " north/northeast recurving" or Baja hugging" Tropical storms..  With the persistent trough-y pattern hanging out off CA/ Pac. N.W. all summer, -and some good timing- not out of the question one system ( or the bulk of it's moisture ) could get nudged toward AZ/ S.E. CA Deserts/ coastal S. Cal.

Starting tomorrow, remnants from Elida will bring a decent potential for sprinkles -at least- and perhaps actual , scattered showers/ small T-storms to Southern CA.. maybe further north/up into the southern Sierra. Current GFS runs suggest more potential moisture influxes into CA. in the days ahead.. 

While we'll likely see "spit" sprinkles / Virga   -if we see anything from Elida's moisture-  and perhaps just enough cloud cooler at times to knock back temps a few degrees the next 2 or 3 days, CPC has backed off it's suggestion of abnormally drier than normal forecast for most of AZ in both the 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks.. so maybe a sign of change.. and hopefully some rain.. How much?.. Not worried about that at this point.. Will take anything we can get.. Models are all over the place anyway.. and while all potential tropical storms are forecast to stay well away from AZ,  as mentioned above, won't take all that much for one to sneak up the Gulf of CA and soak us ( Please! lol ) under this kind of developing weather pattern.. -If- all goes as suggested..

BTW, per our local NWS, Summer 2020  is the hottest summer to data for Phoenix..  We'll see how the rest of the season finishes..

 

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SailorBold

Wow! Thats cookin.. crazy.. i know my refrigerated air stops working slightly when it gets super hot.  I bet thats even straining the power grid.... wow.. lol. when we have 90+ days of 90+ thats hot to me.. lol

I dont think we have broken any daily records at all this year..may be above normal for monthly but hottest ever.. i dont think so..id say it was a hot summer here.. but not in those ranks.  The 2 week monsoon we got here equated to virga storms that were basically just an enormous swamp cooler. Lol.. 

Amazing..

 

 

 

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James760

Currently 75f @ 11:46pm. Looks like peak summer temperatures came later in the season this year. I love these summer nights, really enjoyable!

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SailorBold
7 hours ago, James760 said:

Currently 75f @ 11:46pm. Looks like peak summer temperatures came later in the season this year. I love these summer nights, really enjoyable!

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If you have a pool that isn't like bath water! 

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11 hours ago, SailorBold said:

Wow! Thats cookin.. crazy.. i know my refrigerated air stops working slightly when it gets super hot.  I bet thats even straining the power grid.... wow.. lol. when we have 90+ days of 90+ thats hot to me.. lol

I dont think we have broken any daily records at all this year..may be above normal for monthly but hottest ever.. i dont think so..id say it was a hot summer here.. but not in those ranks.  The 2 week monsoon we got here equated to virga storms that were basically just an enormous swamp cooler. Lol.. 

Amazing..

 

 

 

I'll have to check but don't think you've broken any records either, or if so, not by the margins many places here in AZ have.   W/ a lot of people working from home, no doubt a ton of electricity is being used.. Have heard of people spending upwards of $800.00/ per month on their bills this time of year.  Have a similar issue w/ our Air conditioner, though in my case, the problem is likely caused by inadequate insulation and the fact that the outside Air con unit is tucked between the far back wall of the house, part of an ajoining Block Wall, and a Shed. Can set the thermometer to 73F and, on really hot days, it can hit 81 before being shut off by 3PM ( On one of SRP's Energy conservation plans ) By 6PM, when turned back on, the house can reach 86-90F. Have had to shut it off for a couple hours on weekend days (  don't have to switch off for a few hours Sat/Sun/ holidays )after the walls surrounding the inside unit started getting hot..

9 hours ago, James760 said:

Currently 75f @ 11:46pm. Looks like peak summer temperatures came later in the season this year. I love these summer nights, really enjoyable!

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Agree, warm nights this time of year are great, except when it is still 95-100F out at 11PM. 74-85F is about perfect "evening" temps, esp. if a bit humid as well.. 

Looks like coastal areas of both San Diego / L.A. area will see several such evenings between Friday and Tuesday.. Great time for an evening stroll on a beach.. Decent, by CA. standards, sprinkles/ possible shower chances look to stick around S. Cal thru Monday or Tuesday as well.  Why am i still here again?, lol..:blink::D

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@Silas_Sancona, LOL! When are you moving? & have you picked an area yet? I think i remember you saying somewhere in San Diego County right? I can only imagine what you guys go through every summer there! It's Brutal when i deliver to Phoenix area, Coachella area, Lake Havasu area etc.. But I'm just a visitor. I return shortly to sanctuary :yay: lol! 

Wow $800! Thats insane,  someone once told me that they run there AC all summer long in Phoenix & its dirt cheap. But this was almost 20 years ago, has it changed that much?

We haven't broken an records either here. If anything we are have a average or slightly Below average temperatures for this summer. 

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35 minutes ago, James760 said:

@Silas_Sancona, LOL! When are you moving? & have you picked an area yet? I think i remember you saying somewhere in San Diego County right? I can only imagine what you guys go through every summer there! It's Brutal when i deliver to Phoenix area, Coachella area, Lake Havasu area etc.. But I'm just a visitor. I return shortly to sanctuary :yay: lol! 

Wow $800! Thats insane,  someone once told me that they run there AC all summer long in Phoenix & its dirt cheap. But this was almost 20 years ago, has it changed that much?

We haven't broken an records either here. If anything we are have a average or slightly Below average temperatures for this summer. 

Yea, the electric bills during the summer can be crazy here.. Not sure how anyone w/ a Pool + say 3 or 4 kids could manage, esp. right now. Weird how Florida was cheaper, by a fair margin too. Part of the $ involves those currently in charge of local utilities constantly asking for/imposing rate hikes for supposed costs that are questionable.

Move is still on.. Target for sometime between October- end of Nov. but of course that all depends on how things go w/ the COVID situation and things related to it both here and out there over the next couple months.. let alone getting the rest of the money needed in the bank ( or the mail box, lol ).. At worse, i'm here a little longer, but out there well before next June..  Vista area is still the target -to get the ball rolling..  Bigger goal will be a couple years off,  but will be sniffing around other areas once settled.

Will be nice to be able to make trips - mainly the Tucson area/ Southern AZ- but be able to escape. Not going to miss this level of heat -at all- lol..

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We will be looking forward to your move @Silas_Sancona.

Heck, I thought AZ was dirt cheap on electricity bills due to their nuclear generators.  Seems you will break even with the cost of living here. Aaand have a beautiful climate to boot!

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28 minutes ago, GottmitAlex said:

We will be looking forward to your move @Silas_Sancona.

Heck, I thought AZ was dirt cheap on electricity bills due to their nuclear generators.  Seems you will break even with the cost of living here. Aaand have a beautiful climate to boot!

Thought the same.. Was an eye opener seeing bills of $250.00 the first July and August here, and this house is a simple rectangle, under 1800sq/ft, w/ no pool/ second story. Imagine having both extras, additional Square footage..  Additionally, it pays to have as many large shade trees as you can on your property.  That said, during the winter, average bill is like $42 bucks, at least this house.

Now, if you have Solar, like a neighbor had, your bill can be a lot less.. When i helped the neighbor's son while here cleaning up the house after the neighbor passed, he was saying the electric bill during the summer was something like 90-something dollars.. House is about the same size as ours. There's a bigger push for Solar Farms in the state so it will be interesting to note which direction prices go, esp. once there are some changes within the state's Utility commission..

 

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@Silas_Sancona, Vista is a good area. A wee bit cool for me but definitely a great climate for growing PALMS & everything else :greenthumb: 

 

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Torch-fest 'galore across AZ/CA atm..  Currently 117F in Downtown Chandler,  Had reached 118F there about an hour ago, 115F at our local Airport.  Closest two neighborhood stations reading 117 and 118F.  Phoenix reached 117 which ties the hottest it has ever been in August record. Was last reached in 2015. 

Some other afternoon tweets from local NWS in Tucson, and around CA:  ** May addl. info once updates of today's readings are posted.**

Heat isn't restricted to AZ and CA either.. St. George Utah may come close to their all time high of 117F, set in July of 1985, with highs possibly reaching 111-114F this coming weekend..  Oof!:blink:

Tucson:


San Diego area and nearby  area and Deserts:

 



S.F. Bay Area..

 **** Quick update from San Diego:

 

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Couple updates...  Checked both Sacramento and Fresno ( Hanford NWS ) Doesn't appear ( or just were not posted ) any areas in the Central Valley reached records.. Interesting.

** Might be  a little hard to read ** Final readings per the San Francisco Bay Area NWS.. Check out San Francisco.. and Santa Cruz ..Wow!    Been awhile since i have seen numbers like these in around San Jose as well..





Additionally, among other spots around AZ, Yuma, Flagstaff,  and Winslow all tied/broke records today..

Yuma: ** Tie 115F. Old record: 115F, in 2015
El Centro/ Imperial, CA: 117F. Old record: 116F, in 2015
Flagstaff: 92F. Old record: 89F in 2002
Winslow: * Tie 102F Old record 102F in 1996

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lol...

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